DOM faculty, staff spotlighted in UArizona Cancer Center newsletter

The latest edition of the University of Arizona Cancer Center newsletter features several spotlights on activities of and stories of interest to Division of Hematology and Oncology and other Department of Medicine faculty and staff.

Among them:

Cancer Bytes: Dr. Aaron Scott

Learn more about Cancer Center member Aaron J. Scott, MD, co-program leader of the center’s Clinical and Translational Oncology Program and associate professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the UArizona  College of Medicine – Tucson, and his work in clinical and translational research through our latest Cancer Bytes segment. See video below.


[Juanita Merchant, MD, PhD]Dr. Juanita Merchant named to NCI equity leadership team

UArizona Cancer Center interim director Juanita Merchant, MD, PhD, Regents Professor of Medicine and chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Department of Medicine, is one of 13 cancer equity leaders named to help the National Cancer Institute Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities reimagine and transform the future of cancer health equity.

[Image of Ginny Clements with inset photos of Rachna Shroff, MD, Janet Funk, MD, and Komen founder Nancy Brinker]Susan G. Komen founder to speak at breast cancer research symposium

The Ginny L. Clements Breast Cancer Research Institute Symposium, April 24, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at HSIB, highlights research discoveries that are leading the way to tomorrow’s treatments. Division of Hematology and Oncology chief and associate director of clinical investigations at the University of Arizona Cancer Center, Rachna Shroff, MD, MS, FASCO, offers the Welcome address and introduces UArizona President Robert C. Robbins, MD, and Ginny L. Clements, who’ll introduce Komen founder Nancy G. Brinker. And DOM vice chair for research and Division of Endocrinology professor, Janet Funk, MD, MS, FACP, speaks on “Unraveling the Biology of ER+ Breast Cancer in Bone.”

[Initial group of Sun Safety Ambassadors at the UArizona Skin Cancer Institute with Dr. Robin Harris (center)]Skin Cancer Institute trains new community ambassadors to teach sun safety

To extend its educational reach, the UArizona Skin Cancer Institute introduced a new program—Community Ambassadors for Skin Cancer Prevention—expanding its team of dedicated sun safety specialists. At its first workshop, participants received education on UV radiation exposure, skin cancer incidence, prevention strategies, communication challenges and leadership skills in skin health promotion. “We plan to continue this work until sun safe behavior is the standard and skin cancer is not,” said Lisa Quale, a Division of Dermatology staffer and the institute’s senior health educator, of the community ambassador trainings.

[Two post-doctoral researchers in training through the UArizona Cancer Center's T-32 program]Need a post-doctoral fellowship in cancer research?

T32 offers career-making mentorship and training 
For more than 45 years, the University of Arizona Cancer Center has had an invaluable training grant through the National Cancer Institute known as the T32. This year, the Cancer Center has two T32 openings for postdoctoral fellows with doctoral degrees relevant to cancer prevention and control (CPC) science who are interested in advancing their research program to address cancer prevention and control and cancer related health disparities.

Among upcoming events, the Cancer Center also listed the following:

Click here to view the full edition of this Bear Down on Cancer newsletter from the University of Arizona Cancer Center.

Release Date: 
04/18/2024 - 5:15pm